Ray LaPierre attended Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, where he obtained a B.S. degree in physics in 1992. He then completed his M.Eng. degree in 1994 and Ph.D. degree in 1997 in the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. His graduate work involved development of molecular beam epitaxy of InGaAsP alloys for laser diodes in telecom applications. Upon completion of his graduate work in 1997, he joined JDS Uniphase, Ottawa, ON, Canada, where he developed dielectric coatings for wavelength division multiplexing devices. In 2004, he rejoined McMaster University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics. LaPierre currently works as an Associate Professor in the same department with interests in III-V nanowires and applications in photovoltaics and photodetectors.
Biography Updated on 2 March 2011